We haven't made it to very many Open Gardens this summer. Open Gardens are gardens belonging to fellow members of the Northwest Perennial Alliance. Most weekends May through September there are gardens to tour.
We actually had an unscheduled Saturday today! There were two gardens open in Renton, not that far from us, so this morning we went touring.
Trang Tu is also a member of our neighborhood group, so we have seen her garden before, but she just keeps improving it and adding more whimsy. It is a small garden, but she packs a lot into it.
She loves to decorate with found and re-purposed objects.
The Nixon garden surrounds an older home on Renton Hill.
I loved these pansies that had seeded themselves in the gravel.
The fragrance of this clerodendron filled the air in the front of the house.
There is a shady garden on the north side of the house
It was a very pleasant way to spent the morning. Thank you to these gardeners for opening their gardens.
We have been slowing down a bit this week, as we wind down the month of August. I have been doing a lot of reading and I am back to spending at least an hour a day writing again, working on my memoirs. Next week we will have the kids during the day while teacher Jill goes back to work.
We're resting up.